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The Layers of the Onion

I spoke quite a lot last year about decluttering the house, including my craft stuff. This year I've made a start on my scrappy quilt and have been shocked at how much unused fabric I own. It got me thinking about other craft items in the sideboard that I know I'm not going to use but I just haven't been willing to donate. So I faced the fear, it took about ten minutes, hardly a trial!



This is what I found. Pretty things, but things I won't use but someone else will. 

I've added a page for things I've decluttered this year, you can see it at the top if the screen, just below the blog title if you're interested. 

I'll be taking this stuff to the charity shop at the end of the week, if anyone wants any of it then let me know, email me at thriftdeluxe@gmail.com The pastel pencils and coloured pencils have been used, but not much.


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  1. I could generate a similar pile so I will pass on the offer - although it is tempting. I really need to make myself make at least one thing a week to get down my stash. Like picnics - other peoples goodies always look more interesting!

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    1. You're quite right, it is always interesting to see what other people choose to get rid of.

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  2. I admire your skill at decluttering, I always look at things I don't use but think they may come in useful.

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    1. Me too, I can think of fun things to do with everything I have, but I am just being very honest with myself about whether I will actually do those things, and whether I would even want to.

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  3. I think it takes time to decide to get rid of things, and you are doing well with decluttering. Tackling specific, small areas is a great way to keep it manageable and not become overwhelmed.

    I’m currently reassessing my clothing - some items will never fit me properly and others were being kept just in case (a pair of smart trousers last worn to a funeral in 2014 for example). My life in retirement just doesn’t need many formal or smart clothes so there’s a black bag’s worth waiting to be taken to the local thrift store.

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    1. Well done. I don't need formal clothing either, or things for very fancy evenings out, I still have some but I don't really know why!

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  4. If you have any yarn I would love it. Color doesn't matter. I make afghan for the Linus Project, pet afghan for the animal shelter, and baby hats for a local hospita. Anything would get used and be appreciated.

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    1. Yarn is something I don't have, but we do sometimes get bits and bobs donated to the charity shop so I will ben on the lookout for some.

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  5. You are doing a great job decluttering the house. :)

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  6. I find it the hardest to declutter my craft items. Proud of myself in that I finally sent some on to people who might care to use them as I hadn't in a number of years.

    God bless.

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    1. Well done! It is hard to declutter craft items because they're so pretty and have so much potential!

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  7. I have to do my craft cupboard too - so much stuff in there that I haven't used but it's hard to get rid of 'just in case'!

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    1. You're right, it's the just in case that kept all this stuff in my cupboard for so long (most of it I didn't even buy myself).

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